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Shares in AIM listed tech stock Enables IT (EIT) are ahead by 15% at 40p today prompting suggestions that something is afoot. That would come as something of a relief to shareholders in the company formerly known as Nexus which has been a serial disappointer.
Perhaps the saddest back about UK pharmaceutical companies is the way that while we all hope they will blossom into the next Glaxo or the next Astra, too many of the minnows have fallen by the wayside.
While picking stocks that are creating a buzz on the bulletin boards is always a fascinating pursuit, as most of us are aware, it is not necessarily a path to riches. Indeed, there is a risk that the buzz is just as likely to be flagging a sharp break on the downside, as it is to the immediate prospect of a mega rally.
Sefton Resources (SER) – the AIM Cesspit company that is suing me for libel – has served up May output data from its Kansas operations. At least we will not have to suffer much more of this rubbish as it is 20 seconds to midnight on the great cashburn clock. Tick Tock Tick Tock.
I have to confess that one of my best calls of the year-to-date in Noricum Gold was not actually a situation that I found myself on a charting basis but actually flagged to me on a fundamental basis from the newsflow when the shares were below 0.5p.
Shock, horror we have a down day for IGas Energy shares. The question now is whether after all the media hype, which has been almost universally favourable, the shale Gold Rush play can live up to expectations? From a technical perspective it would appear that it can, after an appropriate period of cooling off and consolidation.
Last week I noted that, at 28.75p, shares in AIM-listed gold producer in Azerbaijan, Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) looked a compelling investment but that, with sector sentiment dire, significant patience would likely be required.
The AIM cesspit awards for me represent balance to some great business plays by aim listed companies with the clear diabolical and reckless errors of judgement or moral position by the less affable of companies. While the FTSE 100 has raced ahead, AIM has lagged badly in part because many view it as a Dick Turpin exchange.
Given the nature of the beast, the beast referring to resources stocks in general, it usually seems to be wise to adopt a mixture of momentum trading-following moves to the upside, as well as trying out the odd toe in the water bargain-hunting opportunity. This latter is what we appear to have at Empyrean Energy.
In for a penny in for a pound, another couple of observations on Cupid (CUP), the AIM Cesspit listed company that yesterday issued a statement in which it claimed my comments in an article that day were misleading.
The recent rebound in Gulf Keystone shares means that they are fast approaching not only the level of the broken two-year uptrend line at £1.70, but also what can be described as the coastal level, the £1.67 zone where CEO Todd Kozel transferred 10 million ordinary shares to a third party.
AIM-listed global project management and technical consultancy, WYG plc (WYG) has delivered a reduced adjusted pre-tax loss of £1.36 million for its year ended 31st March 2013, down from £4.61 million in the prior year as it continued to drive ‘self help’ initiatives (the company claims a £0.7 million profit for the year though this includes a net £2.06 million of acquisition/disposal gains).
The last time that online dating service Cupid (CUP) commented on an article by me it just noted that it was comment. This time I have been promoted to the rank of “market commentator” in a statement out this afternoon. Next time? “the UK’s top investigative financial journalist?” Needless to say Cupid is talking utter bollocks and that makes its shares even more of a slam dunk short.
Woburn Energy (WBN) is an AIM listed oil company which today announced that it had finally sold its last assets. It is left with net cash of $2.87 million (£1.87 million). It is now classed as an investment company but if it does not make an investment by 21st June 2013 its shares will be suspended.
It has been quite a long wait as far as bulls of Madagascar Oil have been concerned in the sense that their stock has been bumping along the bottom since late March.
AIM listed Nyota Minerals (NYO) has announced the latest results from ongoing optimisation studies at its flagship Tulu Kapi project in Ethiopia. Broker Ocean Equities is upbeat about the news but there is a caveat. Ocean writes:
The share price of AIM-listed gold explorer in Liberia, Hummingbird Resources (HUM) is a strong reflection of how against such stocks market sentiment has been – the shares down from 170p as recently as February 2012 and more than 100p in November 2012 to a current 41.5p, capitalising the company at £23.5 million.
Jim Ellerton, the chairman of AIM Cesspit listed Sefton Resources (SER) blathers on about creating shareholder value. Well here are two killer statistics for you.
Wandering around the UK Investor Show in April and seeing the daily chart of Amerisur on Sharescope software I remember thinking to myself that this was the perfect bullish. Unfortunately, from then until today the stock has been determined to prove me wrong.
On the face of it the latest gap higher for shares of Conroy Gold is merely another flash in the pan rebound amidst the ongoing decline from the beginning of 2011. However, since the autumn we have at least four powerful buy triggers which suggest that a lasting turnaround may be upon us.
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As I write shares in AA Group (AA.) are down by 23% at 89p and you will never gbuess which high profile fund manager is a major holder, largely for the dividend income. Yup you got it, its Neil Woodford and yes the dividend is being slashed.
You may say that fundamentals don't matter on the AIM casino. In the short run you are right - sentiment drives share prices. But in due course fundamentals always out and that inherent valuation mismatch is your opportunity to buy cheap, unloved, stock or to short over-promoted crap. And that brings us to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), now just 1.375p after yesterday's disastrous news from Broadford Bridge. So what is it really worth?
No I have not changed my mind. I am still a bear and stand by my target price of 0.4p but after chatting to a number of folks I try to see if there is a bull case. And I record this before setting off to the Greek Hovel which is my main focus of attention pro tem to prove to my friend and fellow Hammer, Thirsty David Bick that I am still alive, I hope that he takes up my invitation to come and watch the foul mouthed ladies of West Ham in action.
Once again Waseem Shakoor has been vindicated and those morons who ignored his sensible analysis and attacked him have done their conkers. Waseem stays short of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and his tweets over the past 24 hours ( starting with the most recent) explain why. I think his analysis of where next is very similar to mine of earlier. Over to the great man...
"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day." So said the great Irish author James Joyce. But the question for lackey Nomad James Joyce at WH Ireland is whether his client UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has a tomorrow, has a future day at all? A statement is needed now to clarify the financial position of his client.
KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has updated that its “activities have been unaffected as regards its daily interface with the various government agencies and with the community at Tulu Kapi” following the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s recent resignation and the concurrently announced State of Emergency - and that it “believes its finance plans remain unaffected”…
Last October I talked positively about Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) versus one of its challenger peers, noting:
Hat tip to Andrew Monk of VSA for spotting this paper from Hult Business School. It does give you food for thought. Certainly why would anyone invested in a heavily indebted business with bigg exposure to the carrying value of cars as we known them ( Northgate or BCA Marketplace for example) or the AA? Maybe Neil Woodford should read this and ponder before he buys any more shares in the AA or BCA?
Loyal readers will know that I, like Mr Woodford, love a quiz and with my favourite week of the year fast approaching, I thought I’d run a (simpler) quiz with a Cheltenham-related prize. There’s only two questions, so I’m hoping for more than one entrant this time!
Previously updating, we noted HaiKe Chemical Group (HAIK) potentially in the 'geong, geong' stage. There has since been developments - and what does the 'Filthy Forty' look like now?...
Previously writing on energy services company Flowgroup (FLOW) in December I concluded there looks much to do, including noting potential working capital support required. There’s now a Funding Facility and Related Party Transaction announcement…
Concepta (CPT) has always had a twin track model for rolling out MyLotus in China - direct to hospitals (B2B) and direct to individual punters (B2C). On the latter front we now have news.
Chocolatier and retailer, Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) has announced results for its half year ended 31st December 2017, including emphasising “another period of strong progress… with growth in both sales and profits” and “a strong differentiated brand which offers great products and customer service and that is priced as an affordable luxury, gives the board confidence in the group's continued progress”. So why have the shares responded lower, towards 300p?...
I previously wrote on touch sensors company Zytronic (ZYT) in December, concluding then that a circa 500p share price looked little, if any, better than fair enough. There is now an update on the first four months of its current financial year…
Hello Share Splurgers. The name Prairie Mining (PDZ) might give an impression that it’s a green company. Yet it deals in coal. But this coal is ideal for making coke, and from school days I think this is a cleaner alternative to the stuff we burned to keep the ‘frost flowers’ from the inside of our windows in the ‘fifties.
AIM-listed Milestone Group (MSG) has this morning posted the most awful set of results. Having been on the AIM Casino since 2003, the company clocked up losses of £2.26 million on revenues of a paltry £24,640. Retained losses stood at a jaw-dropping £33 million and the audit report (needless to say, missing from today’s RNS) contains, we are told, a material uncertainty paragraph. I should coco.
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